SPANISH FORT was purchased by the Hollywood Syndicate at the annual CTS Ready to Run Sale, on the 23rd November 2018. He is a colt by Elusive Fort, out of the Jallad mare Spanish Rhapsody.
Name: SPANISH FORT
Sex: Bay Colt
Sire: Elusive Fort
Mare: Spanish Rhapsody (Jallad)
Breeder: Digteby Stud
Sales Prep: Far End Farms
Trainer: Cliffie Miller
Purchased: CTS Ready to Run Sale, November 2018
Pedigree: View Here
Another exciting colt to add to our stable, he has a strong pedigree pattern if one looks through the generations of his family. The Fort Wood x Jallad cross is particularly strong, producing the likes of Eyes Wide Open, Liege, It’s My Turn and Solid Speed to name a few of the Group 1 winners from his family.
Not only does he has a strong “page”, but he is a really well balanced horse with a big over step. His gallop was also rather impressive.
He was purchased with the annual Ready to Run race in Cape Town in mind and after showing a clear preference for the sand, we decided to send him to Kimberley where he will join up with Cliffie Miller.
May 20th, 2019
Spanish Fort gets starts the week on a winning note. He won the opener on the card at Flamingo Park today. Well done to Cliffie Miller for a nice training feat and congrats to Marco van Rensburg for a text book ride, as well as Connemara Stud for breeding him. Purchased at the CTS Ready to Run Sale 2018.
January 16th, 2019
Spanish Fort impressed in his first Barrier Trial at Scottsville on Wednesday 16th January 2019. Not bad for a colt that went into full training less than 6 weeks ago.
See his replay below.